Attraction Design and Production, Creative Design and Development, Venue Design and Development
4 Year Degree
Want to work for the world’s leader in play design and equipment manufacturing?
Are you an aggressive sales leader with experience developing a sales team and growing the business? PlayPower is looking for a Senior Director of Sales and Business Development to be responsible for both the PLAYTIME and SoftPlay divisions.
We believe that our success as a sales & business development organization for the Entertainment Solutions business unit is through connecting with our customers by acting as their outside consultant that provides thought leadership, understands their business needs, and then partners with them to develop unique solutions appropriate for their business/organization. It is this consultative approach that establishes long-lasting sustainable customer relationships.
This position manages sales and business development professionals thriving in a B2B marketplace where design and creativity are key to securing big ticket purchases. The Director of and Sales and Business Development is responsible for growth strategies to develop new market segments, secure new key accounts, expand geographic penetration, and maintains/grows established accounts. We are looking for a leader in Denver, CO or Huntersville, NC.
Deliver Sales and Gross Margins growth for the unit; Meet (or Exceed) annual objectives;
Develop and execute 3-5 yr. business growth strategy for all segments; Planning / Execution;
Sets Sales objectives and enforces performance management via 1:1 coaching, sales work-days and team meetings; Accountability
Establish management cadence in leading weekly/monthly/quarterly sales forecasting activities to ensure key performance indicators are met. Pipeline management;
Proactively create customer development plans and strategies for key segments based on market demand / dynamics and sales cycle. For example, some are more strategic business development heavy, while others more transactional, requiring less deployment of resources. Customer centric
Highly engaged with his/her teams and cultivate relationships with top key customers within the Entertainment solutions arena;
Establish and maintain relationships either directly or through the team, relationships with key industry influencers, strategic partners and key accounts.
Represent and evangelize the industry and company at conferences and other events to drive awareness and expand relationships.
Assesses the market and competitive landscape and institutes changes to respond to relevant market and competitive situations.
Proactively develop a strong pipeline of talent. Hires, on-boards, coaches, leads and develops a team of high performance managers / sales reps ensuring discipline and uniform sales execution
Develops, implements and manages sales tools, sales strategies, incentives and promotional programs.
Motivates and energizes his/her team.
Manages a budget (includes Travel and Expenses, meetings etc.)
Other duties as assigned.
Competitive base salary
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Company paid life insurance, long term disability and short term disability
Paid vacation and holidays
401(K) plan with company match
Fun, results-oriented work environment
Qualified applicants will have:
10-15 years in leading sales organizations in a fast-paced environment (B2B,manufactured product sales) with a track record of delivering superior performance. Consistent growth results;
High School Diploma required
Undergraduate degree in business or related discipline preferred
Master’s Degree preferred (MBA).
Proven leadership skills, change management and communication. Manages a high degree of complexity with the ability to simplify, communicate and expedite results. Leads change;
Strong thought leadership, business acumen, problem solving and negotiation skills. Balanced approach of strategy (planning) and execution (closing); Vision and Delivery.
Proven leadership in managing commercial organizations consisting of both independent sales agents and direct sales/business development associates; Leads managers;
Highly organized executive who creates a customer centric culture built on collaboration, accountability, respect, discipline and service. Goal setting and Performance Management;
Preferred client interface experience with both creative functions within our customer’s organization as well as the C-Suite level; Key Account Management required;
Exceptional communication (oral, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels both internally and externally. Networks cross-functionally;
Global experience desired, not required
Experience with sales within dealing with Architects and/or design highly desired.
Overnight travel required up to 50%
Additional Salary Information: Base + bonus
Families that play together stay together. At PlayPower, we’re a family of brands dedicated to enabling people of all ages to experience the power of play. Together we’re a world leader in producing premier recreation equipment, from commercial playgrounds to floating boat docks. Play engages and inspires by bringing fun and laughter to children and adults every day. Explore the many ways PlayPower brands, and our over 500 consultants throughout the world, can help you create your ideal recreational area.